Akron will remove its Combined Sewer Overflows!

CSO in the Gorge Section of the Cuyahoga RiverCombined Sewer Overflows, which allow raw sewage to be released directly to the river following a heavy rain, have been a continuing problem for the Cuyahoga. Over the last ten years, Akron has assembled a plan for addressing the CSO problem. Following are some articles about the move to clean up this aspect of the Cuyahoga. This page will be updated as we receive more news; stay tuned!

FOCR’s Elaine Marsh gave a talk at the Keel-haulers Canoe Club in October. Here’s an article about CSOs on the Cuyahoga which grew out of her talk.

FOCR’s Elaine Marsh wrote a letter to the editor of the Akron Beacon Journal, calling for Judge John Adams to approve Akron’s CSO plan. Click here to read it, and click here to read the Akron Beacon Journal’s editorial endorsing Akron’s plan.

FOCR’s Elaine Marsh is quoted in this article in WKSU about Akron’s efforts to remove Combined Sewer Overflows.



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